DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Where the RCSC selected graduates will go

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Tshering Delma/ Thimphu A total of 489 graduates of the 2,487 who appeared the civil service common examination, the results of which were recently declared, will be absorbed into various government agencies. The education ministry will absorb the highest number with 398 graduates (119 PGDE and 279 B.Ed), followed by …

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BTI launches Bhutan Corruption Barometer Report for 2016

Favoritism and nepotism in recruitment processes, promotion and transfer of employees, and deliberate delay in making decisions with corrupt motives were found to be the most prevalent forms of corruption according to the Bhutan Corruption Barometer report for 2016. The report also says that citizens having paid bribes to officials.  …

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His Majesty grants Land Kidu in Thimphu

Coinciding with the auspicious Anniversary of the 10th year of His Majesty’s Reign, His Majesty The King granted land kidu to 2,703 beneficiaries from 8 gewogs under Thimphu Dzongkhag at the Simtokha Dzong on 9th December 2016. The recipients, residing in the rural parts of Thimphu, received a total of …

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Annual Kidu Mobile Medical Unit in Bodhgaya

Upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, His Majesty’s Kidu Mobile Medical Unit will set up a medical camp to treat Bhutanese pilgrims in Bodhgaya. The medical camp will be operational during the peak months when Bhutanese travel to Bodhgaya, and will be set up annually henceforth, so …

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A King for a Modern Time

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His Majesty The King is revered as The “People’s King”. He is a “Big brother figure” to our young children and youth. His Majesty ascended the Golden Throne at a time of historic change, a different era. Within a span of ten years, His Majesty with extraordinary intelligence and vision …

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King Jigme and Thailand

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Jigme is the most well known Bhutanese name in Thailand    When His Majesty the King, then the crown prince, visited the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 60th anniversary in November 2006, Thailand noticed. Dubbing him “Prince Charming”, the Thai media ran story after story about the dapper, young bachelor with …

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Rebuilding homes and lives after a disaster

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His Majesty’s presence during disasters has always been a source of hope and relief torebuild homes and lives. In the recent times Bhutan has witnessed atleast six major disasters since 2009. This includes earthquakes, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), floods or flash floods, landslides, forest fires and structural fires and …

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